LARKMAN, Sandra [Sandy] P

1944 - ?

Sandy Larkman

As Sandra P. Scaggs, she was born at Southend-on-Sea, Essex in 1944, daughter of Gilbert Stanley Scaggs (1911-2011) and his wife Irene May née Compton (1911-1993), who married at Southend in 1935. She married at Southend in 1968, Keith H. Larkman (born 1943), a solicitor, and paints under the name of Sandy Larkman. Sandy trained as a teacher teaching in schools where most lessons had an art bias. She continued studying painting and pottery in the evenings specialising in ceramics but also studied oil and mixed media painting, and basic sculpture taking short studies courses in ceramics at Southend and Colchester Art Schools. In 1985 she moved to the Old School House, School Green, Edwardstone, Suffolk, a house purchased from Edward Middleditch [q.v.], complete with a studio. She continued studying ceramics with Alan Baxter at his Pottery workshops in Somersham, near Ipswich and painted for many years with the Little Cornard Art Group, also with John Charles Constable (1928-2002) [q.v.] at his then studio in Dedham. Sandy set up her own pottery for regular classes for students of all ages and taught pottery at Salters Hall School in Sudbury for many years, and although painting in watercolour for many years has latterly returned to acrylics and oils. She has exhibited with her daughter, Jo Land and her ceramics, in her studio at the School House, Edwardstone but has had many solo and shared painting exhibitions. Her paintings are in collections in the UK, Canada, USA, Australia and Europe.







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